Thursday, April 1, 2010

Black necked stilts

I have only seen black-necked stilts a few times. They are a type of shorebird but I have not seen them on the shore (or beach as we call it in Florida). The ones I have seen were foraging in ditches and a lake. I found this bird all alone at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland. They are very allusive and skittish birds. When they see a human coming they fly off quickly. I was able to snap a few pictures from far away before he saw me and flew off. They are very graceful walking with those long pink legs.

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